Will Forte is selling his century-old Craftsman home in Santa Monica, CA, for $2.45 million. The talented actor and writer snagged the charming residence for $840,000, way back in 2002.
About two weeks after the ink dried on the mortgage, he was offered a coveted spot on “Saturday Night Live.” As a result, he divided his time between this home and New York up until 2010.
He has now decided to part with his longtime three-bedroom, two-bathroom, 1,936-square-foot cottage, just a couple of blocks from the ocean.
Built in 1913, the home also comes with plenty of comic cred—the idea for the television series “The Last Man on Earth” was conceived here. Much of the movie “MacGruber” was also written in the home’s dining room.
It’s easy to see how the meticulous Ocean Park Craftsman was a source of inspiration and comfort to Forte over the years.
Sunshine flows in through the windows and skylights, illuminating its original features, like the brick fireplace, gleaming wood floors, built-in cabinetry, and beamed and vaulted ceilings.
While the cottage has been updated, plenty of attention has been paid to the home’s original character. The kitchen features stainless-steel appliances and glass-fronted cabinets. The bathrooms have marble and porcelain countertops, subway tile, and a free-standing tub.
The upstairs master suite includes a walk-in closet—rare for homes of this age—and sparkling ocean views.
Every square inch of the outdoor space on the 3,215-square-foot lot has been maximized. It includes a gracious wraparound porch, a private back deck perfect for entertaining, and plenty of mature foliage and drought-resistant landscaping.
In addition to its abundant charm, the home’s location is also a major advantage. The quaint shops and restaurants of Santa Monica’s Main Street are a short stroll away.
Jagger Kroener and Michael Grady of The Agency have the listing.
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